In EU news, German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Philipp Roesler has suggested the European Commission making what he terms a “grave mistake” where proposed import duties on imported China solar panels are concerned. However, while Roesler suggests the Commission should bolster trade relations, other experts agree Germany and the EU may well be better served backing off China imports in some areas.
Online real estate company Trulia announced today that it has acquired the provider of Software as a Service (SaaS)-based customer relationship management (CRM) software Market Leader for approximately USD 355 million, “or an implied price of $11.33 per share.” The resulted company will have around 46,000 premium subscribers, meaning “more than any other online real estate marketplace” and will offer functionality to the entire chain, creating value for for franchisors, brokerages, agents and consumers alike.
Did you get your Google Glass test unit yet? If not, then you’re simply not cool at all. At least this is the sense most of the online world must have seeing the likes of Robert Scoble or Pete Cashmore among the 8,000 “explorers,” people picked by Google to wear the first ones of these massively anticipated wearable smart toys. Okay, maybe more than toys.